Valentine’s Day is all about chemistry. We’ve mastered the science of coffee blending so that you can indulge in the ultimate taste sensation day in, day out. But it’s not just about coffee at Artisan; our passion for chocolate is a love story unto itself.
Our coffee and chocolates were always destined to be together. Created by Michelin-starred maverick, Ashley Palmer-Watts and his team, our chocolate flights were crafted to pair perfectly with our characterful coffee blends, amplifying the flavours in your cup with every bite. Don’t believe in soulmates? You will once you’ve enjoyed our coffee and chocolate pairings for yourself.
Ashley explained what makes our chocolate flights such a good match for our coffees: “The chocolates have multiple benefits, for example The smart cookie blend, firstly the chocolate mirrors the intensity of the coffee, then the presence of ingredients such as nibbed cocoa and salted biscuit match the wonderful natural notes in the coffee , elevating the sensory moment to another level. Secondly, for those who don’t think they are able to taste inherent character notes within coffee, the paired chocolate acts as a catalyst for the drinker, reflecting the characteristics of the coffee when enjoyed together.”
You know how you and your partner/spouse/sister/best friend bring out the absolute best in one another? It’s like that with our coffees and chocolates. The whole is so much more than the sum of its parts.
Ashley goes on to talk about how the idea for chocolate flights came about: “Whilst developing the coffees, I made these little chocolate discs at home for the team to taste whilst tasting the blends, this helped us to identify the flavour notes within the coffees themselves. The idea was to launch a range of chocolate flights to accompany the coffees. Not only do our chocolate flights help to build peoples confidence in trusting their instincts around tastee, but enjoying a perfectly matched chocolate with each coffee takes the Artisan Coffee experience to whole other level”.
Artisan is on a mission to reverse the trend to rush a coffee, in favour of a coffee experience to savour. Like all good things in life – love included – the real enjoyment comes from slowing down, being present in the moment, and taking the time to really experience what you’re doing, feeling, eating and drinking. Sitting down to a cup of coffee should feel like a reward to revel in.
So give the gift of coffee bliss to somebody you love this Valentine’s Day. Whether to your amore, your best friend, a key worker who deserves a break, or simply to yourself (because you’ve sure as sugar earned it with everything that’s been going on these past two years).
For every coffee ordered between the 1st and 14th of February, we will give you a complementary box of ten sumptuous, paired chocolates, worth £6.00. The catch? We can’t make the decision for you about whether or not to share them. Sorry.
So raise your glass to the best couple we ever did meet - coffee and chocolate – this February.
Happy Valentine’s from all of us at Artisan HQ.
With each coffee you purchase we will send you the paired chocolate to match so you can enjoy the full tasting experience. They are also available for purchase, sold as a box of 10 chocolate discs, to match each coffee character from the collection.